Since her retirement from the full-time practice of law, Carolyn S. Raepple has taken an Of Counsel position with the law firm of Hopping Green & Sams, P.A. Since her full-time practice of over thirty years focused on complex administrative litigation and counseling clients on how to avoid it, when possible, she continues to consult with clients and other lawyers within the firm on such matters in selected cases.

Experience

  • Experience in representing clients before state, regional and local agencies, administrative officials, and elected bodies on a variety of administrative, environmental and government matters.
  • Participated in the development and implementation of many Florida energy facility siting statutes, rules and policies.
  • Experience in providing counsel and representation in government contracting and bid protest proceedings. Past representations include the fields of road and bridge contracting, telecommunications, computer systems, leased office space, and legal services for Child Support Enforcement.
  • Experience in providing counsel and representation in licensing of high-voltage electrical transmission lines, substations, power plants and pipeline facilities.
  • Experience in providing counsel and representation to professionals in licensing and disciplinary matters before professional Boards. Past representations include proceedings before the Board of Medicine, Board of Dentistry, Board of Acupuncture, Board of Massage, and Construction Industry Licensing Board.
  • Experience in representing clients in administrative litigation and rulemaking.
  • Experience in acting as liaison to state, regional and local government officials and agencies.
  • Dean Maloney Writing Contest, Judge, 1983-1987.
  • Leadership Florida Member since 1986.

Representative Published Decisions

  • Florida Power & Light Company Turkey Point Units 6 & 7 Power Plant Siting Application No. PA 03-45A3, State of Florida Division of Administrative Hearings Case No. 09-3575EPP, Final Order on Certification May 19, 2014
  • Florida Power Corporation Central Florida-To-Kathleen Transmission Line Corridor Site Certification, State of Florida Division of Administrative Hearings Case No. 81-1713, Final Order of Certification July 23, 1982
  • Florida Power and Light Company Duval-Poinsett Transmission Line Corridor v. State of Florida Department of Environmental Regulation, et.al.,  State of Florida Division of Administrative Hearings Case No. 81-1938, Final Order of Certification November 18, 1982
  • Florida Power and Light Company Midway-Jensen-Crane Transmission Line Corridor, State of Florida Division of Administrative Hearings Case No. 83-067, Final Order of Certification December 5, 1985
  • Florida Power Corporation Lake Tarpon-Kathleen Transmission Line Corridor, State of Florida Division of Administrative Hearings Case No. 85-1411, Final Order of Certification May 26, 1988
  • Florida Power and Light Company Crane-Bridge-Plumosus Transmission Line Corridor, State of Florida Division of Administrative Hearings Case No. 88-3534, Final Order of Certification August 8, 1989
  • Florida Power and Light Company Levee-Midway Transmission Line Corridor, State of Florida Division of Administrative Hearings Case No. 89-0279, Final Order of Certification April 17, 1990
  • Seminole Plant-Keystone-JEA Firestone Transmission Line Corridor, State of Florida Division of Administrative Hearings Case No. 90-5799TL, Final Order of Certification July 2, 1991
  • Florida Power Corporation DeBary-Winter Springs Transmission Line Corridor, State of Florida Division of Administrative Hearings Case No. 92-4019TL, Final Order of Certification May 11, 1993
  • Florida Power & Light Collier-Orange River Transmission Line Corridor, State of Florida Division of Administrative Hearings Case No. 03-1629TL, Final Order of Certification July 13, 2004
  • Florida Power & Light Turkey Point Unit 5 Power Plant Siting Application No. PA03-45, 2005 WL 1317531 Florida Siting Bd. Final Order of Certification February 7, 2005
  • Florida Power & Light St. Johns-Pellicer-Pringle Transmission Line Siting, State of Florida Division of Administrative Hearings Case No. 05-2478TL, Final Order of Certification April 21, 2006
  • Florida Power & Light Company Bobwhite-Manatee Transmission Line Project, State of Florida Division of Administrative Hearings Case No. 07-0105TL, Final Order of Certification November 6, 2008
  • Tampa Electric Company and Progress Energy Florida’s Lake Agnes-Gifford Transmission Line Siting, State of Florida Division of Administrative Hearings Case No. 07-5691TL, Final Order of Certification February 5, 2009

Publications & Presentations


Awards & Recognition

  • Leadership Florida, Class V
  • Children’s Home Society R. David Thomas Child Advocate of the Year Co-Recipient (with husband, Roger), 1991
  • Has achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s highest ranking for legal ability and ethical standards (2004 – 2015)

Carolyn's Practice Areas